Lockheed Constellation. Specifications. A photo
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Lockheed Constellation. Specifications. A photo

Lockheed Constellation. Specifications. A photo

 

Lockheed Constellation - American chetyrёhdvigatelny screw multipurpose airliner manufactured by Aircraft Corporation Lockheed Aircraft Corporation between 1943 1958 on year.

 

Photo Lockheed Constellation

 

Development of the aircraft Lockheed Constellation were based, did not go into production, the model Lockheed Model 44 Excalibur, which represented a 32-seat airliner.

A key feature of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft is its unique triple fork tail shape. The current shaping made it possible not only to improve the aerodynamic properties of the aircraft, but also to increase the controllability of the airliner, including when flying at high altitudes, at maximum speeds.

 

Lockheed Constellation Photos

 

The power plant of Lockheed Constellation represented by four screw 18-cylinder engines Wright R-3350, provides good power and airspeed. Among other things, powerful engines allow the aircraft to operate not only for the transport of persons, but also for the transport of goods, and heavy enough overall.

 

Lockheed Constellation

 

Their initial use of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft was found during the Second World War, when they were used as transport vehicles carrying cargo and transferring military contingents. In addition, thanks to a small improvement in the design, the aircraft was actively used as bombers, since a large useful take-on load allowed to take the maximum ammunition. For the US Air Force, the company Lockheed Aircraft Corporation built 202 aircraft, most of which continued to operate until the end of 70-ies of the last century.

 

Cabin Lockheed Constellation

 

In the post-war period, Lockheed Constellation aircraft began to be actively operated as civil aircraft, while they carried out both domestic air transportation and international flights, at distances of up to 9 thousand kilometers (depending on the production version). On board the Lockheed Constellation aircraft, depending on the configuration of the aircraft and modification, it can accommodate up to 81 people, which was perfect for air transportation between major cities. The cabin was made in a rather convenient way, which did not cause any inconvenience even with the maximum configuration of the aircraft, which is why these airliners were actively operated until the mid-90s of the last century, and some of them continue to be operated in several countries of the world.

 

Specifications Lockheed Constellation.

 

  • Crew: 6 people;
  • Passenger: 81 people (depending on the cabin configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 29,03 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 37,49 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 7,21 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 22,4 t (depending on version).
  • Payload: 16,72 t (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 39,12 t (depending on version).
  • Cruising speed: 503 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 535 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 9107 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7710 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 4 × Wright R-3350-745C18BA-1 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 4 × 2200 hp (Depending on modification).

 

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